Friday, August 9, 2013
This image is of a cast of a Compsognathus longipes fossil. It appears to be a copy made of fossil belonging to Joseph Oberndorfer of Germany. He acquired it in 1859 and it might be from the Painten Formation of Kapfelberg. This fossil dates to the Jurassic Period (about 150 million years ago).
This cast was part of the Ultimate Dinosaurs: Giants from Gondwana exhibit at the Museum of Natural History and Science in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was photographed in August 2013. The dinosaur exhibit was created by the Royal Ontario Museum of Toronto Canada.
The exhibit was supported by Associate Exhibit Sponser Frisch's restaurant and Promotional Partners Cincinnati Reds baseball, newspaper The Enquirer and TV channel Local 12 WKRO Cincinnati.
See wikipedia.org web page about this fossil.